Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2017

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2017
1-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1907
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1934
Apr–May 2017
2-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1907
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1934
Ties: 1921, 1922, 1943, 1944, 1963
Mar–May 2017
3-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1899
31st Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Feb–May 2017
4-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
3.9°F
(2.1°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Ties: 1976
Jan–May 2017
5-Month
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Dec 2016–May 2017
6-Month
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
31st Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Ties: 1901, 1988, 2020
Nov 2016–May 2017
7-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
3.3°F
(1.8°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Oct 2016–May 2017
8-Month
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
3.3°F
(1.9°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Ties: 1931
Sep 2016–May 2017
9-Month
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Aug 2016–May 2017
10-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Ties: 1931
Jul 2016–May 2017
11-Month
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Jun 2016–May 2017
12-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Dec 2015–May 2017
18-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
3.7°F
(2.1°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1979
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2000, 2006
Ties: 2016
Jun 2015–May 2017
24-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1917
1st Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2000, 2017
Ties: 2000
Jun 2014–May 2017
36-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
2.6°F
(1.4°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2000
Ties: 2006, 2007
Jun 2013–May 2017
48-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1899
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2008 2007
Ties: 1942, 1991, 2000, 2003
Jun 2012–May 2017
60-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1920
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2006, 2007
Ties: 1942

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2021, retrieved on June 18, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/